"For I was hungry and you gave me food...naked and you clothed me..." (Matthew 25: 31-46)
On Sunday, November 6, 2016, our parish will set out on a mission to feed and clothe the homeless of NYC. Following the General Assembly, our volunteers will prepare meals and care packages that will be distributed to the homeless. Even though it's called "Midnight Run," the groups that participate in the program visit the assigned locations via automobile. The homeless are informed ahead of time where to wait for the volunteers.
In over 1,000 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.
We kindly ask that you donate:
Men's sweaters, jacket's, and pants (M, L, XL only)
Men's shoes sizes 10 and up
Womans shoes 6 and up
New socks and underwear (cannot be used)
***Unfortnuately, clothes outside of the above parameters will likely not be able to be used so please keep to the above items. If you are interested in donating food, please reach out to Father Chrysostomos
All clothing items miust be delivered by Saturday, November 5th by 2pm to Annunciation Church. Please ask for George Dourouklakis when dropping off clothes.
We will be meeting after church on Sunday, November 6th (roughly 2pm) to help sort clothes, package food/personal care items, and write notes to the homeless.We will be leaving around 6:30pm and returning to the church around 10:00pm.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you!